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A 26-year-old female asked:

My lmp was on 8/13 and ended on or about 8/17 my husband and i have been having unprotected sex everyday since then and the whole week of my ovulation could it be possible that i am pregnant? every time i conceive i end up sick with a cold or something it

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.

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